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Will The U.S. Approve Polygamy Based On Religion?

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Host Naimah Latif

Host Naimah Latif


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Mormons, Muslims, and some Jewish sects are practicing polygamy in cities across the United States. One Mormon based family has filed a Federal lawsuit charging that they have a right to legally practice this form of marriage based on the First Amendment guarantee of Freedom of Religion. What are the spiritual teachings regarding men marrying multiple wives? Will the U.S. side with religious groups that prove their spiritual teachings allow this? What is the difference between polygamy and adultery and do MEN understand it? Once America follows Eastern nations in making polygamy a legal marriage practice, what social impact will this have on relationships in the U.S.?  Several polygamous families share their experience and their views on this lifestyle.